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Water Line Relocation for Pensacola Bay Bridge Project Planned for December 4.
11/27/2018

Water Line Relocation for Pensacola Bay Bridge Project Planned for December 4.

Pensacola Beach Customers Should Not be Impacted 

The ECUA is cooperating with SKANSKA, Pensacola Bay Bridge primary contractor, and its subcontractor, Brown Construction, to relocate a water main currently situated at the south end of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, in order to facilitate the new bridge construction project.  This operation will be very similar to the water main relocation that occurred in early September at the north end of the bridge.  The water main is the primary source for delivery of potable water to Pensacola Beach as it crosses under Pensacola Bay and through Gulf Breeze.  Preparations for this maneuver have already begun and will entail the temporary disconnection of the water main to Pensacola Beach, scheduled to begin at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, for approximately 14 hours, pending the successful completion of preliminary work by the bridge project’s contractor and sub-contractor.  It is ECUA’s intention to help the private contractor make this operation as seamless as possible to our customers on Pensacola Beach. 

Customers should not experience any loss of water service.  For the duration of the project, water supplied to Pensacola Beach customers will come from the four potable water ground storage tanks located at the south side of the toll plaza.  After the water line is relocated, customers on the Beach will continue to be served from the stored supply in the ground storage tanks while the normal bacteriological sampling is conducted for the new piping configuration.  This process typically takes 2-3 days.  ECUA staff will coordinate with the contractors to assure work is completed as quickly as possible. 

Customers on Pensacola Beach can help to maximize the stored capacity of the ground storage tanks by voluntarily delaying certain water use activities such as irrigation, filling pools, and car washing beginning on Tuesday morning, December 4, and until ECUA obtains satisfactory confirmation of the bacteriological tests.  In the event that the testing phase is prolonged by a few days and the need to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Notice -PBWN- arises, customers may wish to have some bottled water on hand for drinking and cooking purposes.  Fire suppression capabilities will not be impacted.

Again, it is ECUA’s intent to do everything possible to complete this process without any disruption or inconvenience to our Pensacola Beach customers.  We will monitor the contractor’s progress and will issue advisories as necessary.

 

Points of Contact:

ECUA:                                   Bobby Rogers, Water Production, 850-969-6626

Nathalie Bowers, PIO  850-637-3316; 850-969-3303

Skanska:                             Brent Hunt, 757-544-3964

Charles Woodcock, 970-570-5549

Brown Construction:      Gabe Jackson, 850-336-2617 

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